The Tarbuton builds and unifies the San Diego Jewish community through Israeli cultural experiences. Through Israeli arts, music, and cultural events, the Tarbuton offers the local Israeli and American Jewish communities the opportunity to deepen their ties to Israel—and to each other. The Modern Hebrew programs provide life long paths to literacy and another means to connect to Israel. Classes for Youth and Adults are available, Jewish Holiday Celebrations and Israeli Plays and Shows.
Accomplishments, Awards and Recognition
- Jewish and Israel Educational experiences for over 120 students and reaching over 1200 Jewish households operating programs in multiple locations.
- Jewish Federation Innovation Grantee 2010-2013, Leichtag Foundation Grantee 2010-2013 and Israeli American Council Grantee 2013-2014
- Identified as a successful model for Israeli-American education by the Reut Institute in their reports The Israeli Diaspora as a Catalyst for Jewish Peoplehood March, 2012 and Engaging the Israeli Diaspora: Toronto as a Case Study June 2013
- Selected by Slingshot Fund as one of top 50 Innovative organizations in North America 2013
- Selected for Covenant Foundation’s Nitzan Network: Innovative After School programs 2013
- Introduced Modern Hebrew in public elementary school campuses; believed to be a first in the United States by the iCenter and Hebrew at the Center.
- Highlighted in eJewishPhilanthropy, Steinhardt Contact Magazine, Times of Israel, Jewish World, Jewish Journal. Read More